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Building Better Writers
with Natalia Heckman from Seidlitz Education

Building Better Writers offers ELA/ELAR teachers an insight into the unique needs of emergent bilingual writers and provides practical strategies to address these needs. 

Natalia Heckman presents a resource built on the combination of her classroom experience and research in ESL and ELA fields. The resource has four distinct parts: instruction at the sentence level, instruction at the paragraph level, instruction at the composition level, and finally a collection of 60 activities! 


Important Session Information:

Each participant will receive a copy of Natalias new book Building Better Writers.  This session was created with emergent bilinguals in mind. The aim is to offer an asset-based perspective on writing instruction for newcomers in a self-contained ESL/ELD classroom and long-term ELs enrolled in mainstream ELA courses. Participants will experience sample activities from all parts of the book and participate in simulated mini-lessons focused on: accessible activities for all students, scaffolded academic writing, cross-linguistic connections, grammar instruction.

This session will be held face to face/in person onsite at Region 6 ESC 3332 Montgomery Rd, Huntsville, TX 77340.  Please check “My Account” on the ESC registration page to ensure your email address in our ESC6 system is correct and associated with your school district. 

Dimension 1.3: Knowledge of Students, Dimension 1.4: Activities, Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge and Expertise, Dimension 2.3: Communication, Dimension 2.4: Differentiation, Dimension 4.3: Professional Development; Standard 1 - Instructional Leadership, Standard 2 - Human Capital, Standard 4 - School Culture

Registration ends at 12:00 PM on Monday, June 12, 2023

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) SD or CPE
Contact Person:
Cristina Woods
Seidlitz Education
Bilingual/ESL Coordinators, Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Middle School, Teachers, Secondary
Date Time Location
6/13/2023 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Region 6 ESC

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